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Old 08-04-2013, 11:26 AM   #1
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Hauling Bikes

I'm somewhat new to this site and RV'ing in general so I'll try to be succinct. I've just purchased a 2010 Minilite 2304 and will be hauling with a Honda Ridgeline. I would like to carry two bicycles and have found a hitch that has a ball for the trailer and a 2" receiver to install the bike rack.

This looked like it would fit the bill but when I went to pick up the trailer (with the OEM ball hitch attached to the receiver) the technician rotated the insert 180 deg to raise the ball a few inches. In this position, the TV & TT are level. However, if I purchased the "double" extension I found on the internet and installed it the same way, the receiver for the bike rack would be underneath the hitch instead of on top.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can get this to work?

Thx for any feedback you can provide.

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Old 08-04-2013, 11:37 AM   #2
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Although I don't know much about the Honda Ridgeline, I understand it is a pickup truck. This may be an easy answer, if you have room in your truck bed and no cover over it...

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I absolutely love mine. It comes in small and large sizes (depending on size of tailgate). Will get you back to a normal hitch setup by putting the bikes on your tailgate.

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Old 08-04-2013, 02:05 PM   #3
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you won't get many here that will offer positive suggestions.

one, because you can't use that item, with a WDH. and it sounds like you aren't using a WDH. probably because Honda says you shouldn't, which goes against all other auto/truck manufacturers.

two, because you're probably exceeding the Ridgeline's max tongue weight with your trailer. the 2304 has a "DRY" weight of 569lbs., which is already over the max AND you aren't using a WDH. loaded, it'll be worse.
there should be a max amount printed on the hitch receiver.

even though we loved the Ridgeline, when we shopped for a new tow vehicle, all its limitations and Honda's anti-WDH opinion, were why we decided not to buy one.
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:26 PM   #4
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Mount a 2 " receiver on front of your truck. Try looking on Curt Hitch website. Works great and easy to install.
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